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Respirable silica: health hazard for coatings pros.

Authors
Eisenberg-J; Sollberger-R
Source
CoatingsPro Magazine 2006 Jan; 16-17, 105
NIOSHTIC No.
20029511
Abstract
Employees in the coatings industry can be exposed to respirable silica while stripping old coatings off cement or other silica-containing surfaces before applying a new coating. This exposure may be high enough to cause lung damage. Both employees and their employers should know about the possible health problems breathing in silica can cause.
Keywords
Respirable-dust; Silica-dusts; Silicates; Coatings; Occupational-exposure; Lung-disorders; Occupational-health; Occupational-hazards; Occupational-diseases; Diseases; Workers; Worker-health; Work-environment; Employees; Employee-health; Employee-exposure; Pulmonary-system-disorders; Respiratory-system-disorders
Publication Date
20060101
Document Type
Journal Article
Fiscal Year
2006
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS
Source Name
CoatingsPro Magazine
State
OH
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